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Ashley Tolton -In The Malheur

“In the Malheur”

Ashley Tolton

Artist Locale:  Oregon, USA

Subject Matter: Realistic,  Imaginative realistic

Medium: Oil

About this Piece:

About the Artwork: “In the Malheur” is a very special piece to me and one that is quite literally, close to home. It is a location that still feels wild and where undercurrents of the American West still remain.  It is a land of rich history, breathtaking landscapes, and mesmerizing sunsets, all of which I aimed to capture in this piece of artwork.

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Artist Statement

I am a mostly self-taught artist, living in a small rural town in Eastern Oregon. As of early 2024, I began taking classes at the New York Academy of Art, with an emphasis on atelier/old masters techniques in both drawing and oil painting.

I’m the granddaughter/great-granddaughter of two famous American West sculptors, whose work can be found all over the world and in sections of the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody, WY. Something that has undoubtedly influenced my relationship with art from a very young age.
My main medium is oil paint and I lean towards a realistic/imaginative realistic style on both a large and small scale. My art represents a vivacity for life, a deep appreciation for the little things, and the unyielding celebration of all the beautiful experiences in between. It is an opportunity for me to express and share with an audience, the things that I see and love. 

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